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Smell of typical czech 4 Euro rum leads to taste of typical romanian 6 Euro cognac and finishes with typical russian hangover for free.


I know this is a bizarre review but I am now on bottle number 3 which have been consumed over the previous 18 months or so. I can't quite work out why I don't hate this rum but then also cannot throw it out of my collection. Sometimes it tastes so strong and the smell knocks my sideways then other times it hurts so good! I'm at war with myself over the Old Monk and love it someday and hate it somedays I guess he will be here to stay so is that a bad thing or a great thing? Sometimes too bitter and lacking sweetness then surprises me with a mouthfuls of mild caramel eschews and treacle with coffee kicks. Not a rum for the fainthearted this is a thinking man's rum, but then I am not a thinking man! Oh dear Old Monk please help?


I join with other comments. Hard to describe all the spices that rum is included. Worth trying. Me and my friend's favorite beverage !


The smell already was weird, a mix of vanilla and citrus
Then the taste, overly sweet, like a Jagermister, will have more vanilla and coffee too.
I would actually not really call this a rum, more a cough sirop.


As an IT professional I might have some prejudices. It's not a bad rum, but on the other hand it has nothing to offer. It's just like calling from UK to British telecom helpdesk and ending up in Bangalore. It does the job but that's it. Let me try another sip...


Was really looking forward to this one, but was let down pretty quickly. First impression on the nose right away was strong vanilla and melted plastic. The first tastes (straight up) reinforce the nose. I had to do a double take and make sure I wasn't just drinking vanilla extract. They seem pretty close. I'm going to have to go fairly low on my impression of this right now, but I've got plenty of time to reevaluate as I've got a whole bottle. It may be something that needs to be acquired over time.


Sweet nose. It’s fine. Came off as dessert rum but you definitely get rum


Again the usual snobbery on here and raters forgetting what it costs. You can get it locally for £4. It's more than drinkable with coke or ginger. Perhaps a little sweet but I've had worse. Again, £4. 10 bottles of this or one bottle of aged stuff from the Caribbean.


It's not bad, it's different compare to caribbean rums, but also very vague and unbalanced.


This rum was served to me in an indian restaurant. Has a heavy body with choclate flavour, easy sippable.


Typical mix of sugar and cheap caramel. Must be used once in life, and only with cola: 2:1. No, better 3:1...


for this price is quite good, of course it is not aged rum, it is fair dry spiced rum, will be nice for neat and mixing


Also in Indien soll er ja einer der meist verkauften Rums sein... ok... ich finde ihn schlecht! Habe keine speziellen Aromen schmecken können... war sehr sprittig und scharf! Habe ihn dann mit Cola gemischt, damit ich die 23€ nicht wegkippen musste... war halbwegs trinkbar, aber nicht gut! Würde ihn nicht mehr kaufen! Für den selben Preis bekommt man den Kraken, und der ist echt lecker!


Tried the Old Monk XXX on a very rainy Sunday and what a disappointment it was. Old Monk rums are very hard bottles to find here in the US. Smell is very offputting, similar to the Jamaican rums which mostly have that weird glue smell and taste to it. Color is nice dark but hardly any legs so indication that very little sugar in it, but the taste test was a shocker. Old Monk XXX is the Indian glue factory made rum, stay away from it.


Found a bottle in the office that had been there for a few years, someone had brought back from india.

No one would drink it. I can't blame them. It wasn't as bad as I imagined it would be, given what I'd heard about old monk, it was sweet enough but still had the "alcohol" burn. The sweetness wasn't complex, a little brown sugar but nothing phenomenal.


This one do not fit in my collection. It will just use for rum&coke.


At a stopover in Delhi tried this rum. Do agree with the other reviews that it is a different taste. But hey, this is also far from the Caribbean, right.
Not easy to buy, but will always be looking for it.


Sugar estimated at 10 GPL.
Definitely a rum for mixing. I found the major tastes and smells to be vanilla, raisins, spices, and something burned....could be the oak it was aged in but it smelled more like cedar to me. The vanilla and strong raisin smells leads me to think of rum and raisin ice cream which is a favourite of mine, however this rum is not. You can sip it, but only if there is no alternative. Nothing special here, but it's okay for mixed drinks.


When you think of rum, you probably don't associate it with India. However, India is the number one producer of sugarcane followed by Brazil. Old Monk is a fine example of rum hailing from India. Can be enjoyed neat or mixed. If you can find Old Monk XXX, I would strongly suggest trying it!


That's India rum but I've tried it in Nepal. That's really good rum! Maybe you can think that in this part of the world they can't make great rum...but that is really worth to try! But one thing! That what you can but in Europe is not same like India and Nepal!!! That from Asia is better!


A standard for dark rums, and a favorite in India. It has a very strong taste, drinkable neat (though I find it better with a few cubes of ice), or in a cocktail. Strong enough that the taste is not lost in a rum & Coke.
After a few drinks it tends to sit on the shelf now though, along with the Kraken and Captain Black. Tasty, but rarely a 'go-to'.


This is the most popular rum in India and also the first choice for all the budget conscious buyers. However, this is only good with coke. Try sipping it and it tastes like sweet syrup mixed with alcohol.


Has quite a burn down the pipe. Reeks of alcohol on the nose with hint of sweet dates.


This taste like vancomycin & should offer sure-fire remedy for Delhi-belly, Malaria, Dengue & the rest. Without coke/pepsi whatever this is a hard sell.





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